The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

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Description: As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 29, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-us-ventilator-shortage.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say is the primary reason for the failure to produce an inexpensive ventilator? Could this issue have been avoided if multiple governments around the world… Read more »

COVID-19 Will Turbocharge Legal Industry Transformation

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Description: The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is attacking the health, financial welfare, social order and political stability of nations across the globe. At a time when millions are fighting to survive illness, financial hardship, political upheaval, and other existential threats, it is difficult to look beyond the moment. The scourge of COVID-19 will pass. When, at what… Read more »

Why Tech Companies Can Regain Consumer Trust as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

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Description: As the government continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 epidemic, US consumers and news organizations have rediscovered one of the things that made social media so valuable: Democratizing information about a fast-moving global story brings to light important narratives that official sources may miss, ignore or suppress. Source: e-Marketer.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link:… Read more »

Why Tech Companies Can Regain Consumer Trust as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

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Description: As the government continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 epidemic, US consumers and news organizations have rediscovered one of the things that made social media so valuable: Democratizing information about a fast-moving global story brings to light important narratives that official sources may miss, ignore or suppress. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link:… Read more »

Regeneron Surges After Identifying Coronavirus Antibodies

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Description: Regeneron said it could produce ‘hundreds of thousands’ of does per month by the end of the summer if trials of its cocktail coronavirus treatment prove successful. Source: TheStreet.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/regeneron-surges-after-identifying-coronavirus-antibodies Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the pharmaceutical effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus?… Read more »

Is Boeing Done For? What Charts Say After 64% Fall

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Description: Shares of Boeing (BA) – Get Report have become a disaster. Shares have declined 10% on Thursday and have fallen more than 60% from its highs. Source: TheStreet.com Date: Mar 12, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/trading-boeing-ba-stock-coronavirus Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons for the stock decline and why recent borrowing activity is a prime concern for investors? What would… Read more »

There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

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Description: The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Mar 11, 2020 Link: https://www.yahoo.com/news/theres-plenty-toilet-paper-us-122309255.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about human behavior and consumer products? How should investors deal with this understanding?

‘They’ve basically all gone away, haven’t they?’: After Buffett’s LNG exit, industry watchers wonder who’s left to invest in Canada

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Description: Ottawa shouldn’t hide behind excuse of low prices, one portfolio manager says, but own up to regulatory hurdles Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 6, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/theyve-basically-all-gone-away-havent-they-after-buffetts-lng-exit-industry-watchers-wonder-whos-left-to-invest-in-canada Questions for discussion: According to the article, what is the investment climate in Canada today? What are the reasons given for the situation? How can the situation be… Read more »

Amazon sellers scramble to keep products in stock amid coronavirus outbreak

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Description: For Zev Bernard, who sells baseball and softball equipment on Amazon, February tends to be one of the busiest times of the year, with athletes, coaches and fans gearing up for the new season. Opening day for Major League Baseball is in late March. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 29, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/29/amazon-sellers-scramble-to-keep-products-in-stock-amid-coronavirus.html… Read more »

Why companies like Microsoft and Google are betting big on Africa

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Description: As technology companies continue to look for areas of growth, Africa is emerging as an area of opportunity. And Big Tech has taken notice. Companies such as Twitter, Google and Microsoft are all attempting to establish a presence in fast-growing African economies. Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey, who also runs mobile payment company… Read more »